14.01.2020

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research

Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research. In Nat Rev Earth Environ 1 (1), pp. 64–75. DOI: 10.1038/s43017-019-0004-7.

"Using a risk-register framework, we illustrate key uncertainties, such as sub-grid-scale mixing or effects of stratospheric heating, investigations of which should be prioritized to transition the field to a mission-driven research agenda."

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29.11.2019

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The Economist: Predicting the climatic future is riddled with uncertainty

"The world's climate scientists are charged with a difficult task: to create a crystal ball with which to skry a future that promises to be hotter than today. But exactly how much hotter depends on innumerable factors, both natural and human. Creating the crystal ball is thus a two-stage process. First, you have to build a simulacrum of how Earth’s climate works. Then, you try to perturb this simulacrum with plausible future human actions, to see what picture appears."

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28.11.2019

# New Publications

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Rohr, T. (2019): Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty

Rohr, Tyler (2019): "Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty". Journal of Science Policy & Governance, Vol. 15, October 2019.

"I make that case that absent the appropriate oversight OIF activity on voluntary offset markets motivated by a reasonable market opportunity, the relative ease of deployment, and the perception of an ethical imperative, can, and will continue to, emerge. In turn, I argue that continued research is necessary to help constrain the public perception that voluntary markets depend on by further clarifying the risks, elaborating the challenges, and delegitimizing the promise of an iron bullet."

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22.07.2019

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TEDx Talks: From Climate Shock to Geoengineering. Gernot Wagner

"Climate economist Dr. Gernot Wagner discusses how solar geoengineering can be a major solution to climate change. He considers Carbon taxes versus carbon taxes and talks about the issue of uncertainty as we find creative, market-based fixes for our warming planet."

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16.06.2019

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The Sun: STORMY OUTLOOK Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, panicked scientists warn

"CLIMATE change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering."

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16.06.2019

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Futurism: How Geoengineering Could Lead to World War III

"To help protect the planet, many experts argue in favor of geoengineering, or deliberately hacking the Earth by sequestering atmospheric carbon or blocking sunlight. But while these plans may be well-intentioned, reports Business Insider, any country that pursues them without other nations’ blessings could inadvertently start a global war."

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16.06.2019

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Dailymail online: Could trying to tackle climate change lead to WAR?

"Efforts to tackle climate change with controversial 'climate-hacking' schemes could lead to devastating consequences and even war, experts have warned."

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14.06.2019

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Business Insider Deutschland: A rogue country could take planet-hacking into its own hands to alter the climate — and some experts worry it could lead to war

"Geoengineering is the process of artificially altering Earth's natural cycles. Such technologies are increasingly being discussed as potential ways to address climate change."

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29.04.2019

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Los Angeles Times: The real climate change controversy: Whether to engineer the planet in order to fix it

"Most climate experts agree that the best way to keep global temperatures in check is to rapidly reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by transitioning to clean energy sources. But scientists and policymakers are deeply divided over which forms of geoengineering also deserve serious consideration — and when the world might want to use them."

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29.04.2019

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Der Standard: Historian Renn: "Which experiment do we make with the earth?" (German)

German article on CE

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